Are Poor People to Blame for Their low Social-Economic Status?

Posted by: SamStevens

Is it their fault that they are poor? Did they grow up in a poor family? Did they receive a good education? Did they become poor due to laziness or poor spending habits? Is it their government's fault? Opine this question. If desired, provide commentary to further express your opinion.

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SamStevens says2015-05-27T16:37:18.6482635-05:00
Error in poll. Answer choice "No" is missing a picture. The picture for answer choice "No" can be found located here:
Stefy says2015-05-27T16:55:46.7962853-05:00
To all the people who believe the poor are lazy moochers who are only poor through their own fault because they didt try hard enough:
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-28T14:28:06.0034258-05:00
That says its for people who feel entitled. Not the same.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-28T14:29:35.1129106-05:00
How bout as an experiment you round up all the homeless people from your city and talk with them a moment. I think you'll immediately realize there is something mentally wrong with most of them. Did they all catch something on the streets that rotted their brains?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-28T14:35:46.4237567-05:00
P.S. The Heliocentric model is a good a model as any in referring to what revolves around what. I could propose a model that has everything revolve around me or any other single person out there, as a matter of fact, and it be just as equally effective as any other model of the universe.
Stefy says2015-05-28T18:36:16.2975202-05:00
FreedomBeforeEquality: Of they have mental issues and most poor people dont than its definetely not their fault its the fault of our mental health system. And yes it is the same as being entitled. If you think people in poverty in general deserve it than you think you deserve to be higher up on the socioeceonomic ladder even though most of the people higher up were born into it.
Deuterium says2015-05-29T07:06:27.6053095-05:00
"Did they all catch something on the streets that rotted their brains?" I don't think anyone would stay mentally fit if they had to live hand to mouth on garbage found in the street for years.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-29T12:19:01.6084445-05:00
@Deuterium Ok maybe we just try the experiment with the ones only recently impoverished. Maybe just in the last year or something. @Stefy Mental health system? What responsibility is it of theirs? Why is that even a thing? If someone is beyond the cost effectiveness of being recuperated into a normal productive individual, let it go. There are plenty of newcomers to fill their shoes. Wasting way too much time and effort trying to ensure every single person is a success story. Everyone is different. Not everyone was built to be successful in life. Not everyone CAN be successful in life. And to your comment of the majority of people being born into wealth. Completely untrue. Especially within this country (USA).
Stefy says2015-05-30T08:15:14.8778030-05:00
Not ensuring everyone is a succeas story but maybe making sure that of you are born with severe autism and dont have a family support system people dont blame tou because you cant find a job or support system. And yes. Maybe even helping you. I know ots shocking but yes maybe we could help people not be homeless. And yes the US actually doesnt have a lot of upward mobility at present. The majority of people are born into their socioeconomic level. Of you are born poor you are more likley to stay poor because you cant have the same educational and other opportunities. If you born wealthier your more likley to have those opportunities.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-01T09:49:31.7828599-05:00
Everyone is born poor. Most don't remain there. Thats pretty good mobility.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-01T09:51:48.2977738-05:00
That aside ... I have my own children's mobility to worry about. Why would you dilute that by forcing me to help others. My kids could potentially have much more upward mobility if we weren't strained by having to try and lift up everyone else out there at the same time.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-06-22T23:59:20.2075041-05:00
"People are poor because of the choices they make. If you don't want to be poor, work hard, start saving, and stop spending. " It doesn't even have to be poor in the economical sense. People are just as spiritually poor, poor of body, poor of mind, poor in life in general if their mentality and their reaction to their circumstance is negative. All of that comes from within.
Stefy says2015-07-31T20:04:29.1183707Z
FreedomBeforeEquality: Yeah, if your born into a family with parents that are not poor, you have aignifigantly more opportunity. Not everyone is born with the same chances in life that you had. "Poor in spirit?" So you literally think that ypu are superior to others because theyre going through hard times. Develop a sense of empathy.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-31T20:31:46.2867361Z
I have plenty of empathy, and i devote it all to my children and the people I care about. No room to feel empathetic towards everyone in the world ... Especially when they all contradict one another. I'd just end up fighting myself on that one.

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